Queen Elizabeth II

Celebrating the Queen’s Diamonds – Naturally

As we approach February 6, the date of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, The Natural Diamond Council has published the story of her breathtaking coronation diamonds.

This is not NaturalDiamond.com‘s first piece on Her Majesty, the vast diamond collection she enjoys, or the Crown Jewels. Therefore, it seems only natural to share the council’s stories on Her (95 year-old) Majesty’s forever-diamonds, as we move into the 70th year of this beloved monarch’s reign.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: Coronation Diamond Jewels

On February 6, Queen Elizabeth officially kicks off her Platinum Jubilee. It will be celebrated throughout the year with official state events planned for the first week of June. As the longest serving monarch in Britain’s history, the Queen, 95, remains a much-adored sovereign who has served with dignity and grace. [ Continue Reading ]

Queen Elizabeth II Coronation
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Queen Elizabeth II’s Favorite Diamond Jewels

No one has a diamond jewelry collection quite as vast, historic and intentionally impressive as Queen Elizabeth II, who celebrates her 95th birthday this month. There are many deeply personal pieces such as the wide diamond bracelet she received from her beloved Prince Philip, who died on April 9, as a wedding present. Her collection also contains historic and quite intentionally impressive jewels. [ Continue Reading ]

Queen Elizabeth II Montage
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The History of the Star of Africa

What do you do with the world’s largest diamond? When the British Royal family was given the Cullinan I diamond in 1907, which weighed a whopping 3,106.75 carats, they cut it into several stones and strategically placed the biggest one—christened the Star of Africa—in the royal scepter. No image is quite as omnipotent as a king or queen wearing a sparkling crown, holding a jeweled orb and a golden scepter appointed with a 530 carat diamond. [ Continue Reading ]

The Star of Africa
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About The Natural Diamond Council

The mission of the Natural Diamond Council is to advance the integrity of the modern diamond jewelry industry and inspire, educate and protect the consumer.

Angi Butler

Angi's first career was in diamond, gemstone and fashion jewelry sales. Now a corporate executive, she shares her advice and opinions on these pages.

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